2003/21
Overview of decisions adopted by the Executive Board
at its annual session 2003

The Executive Board

Recalls that during the annual session 2003, it:

Item 1
Organizational matters

Approved the agenda and work plan for its annual session 2003 (DP/2003/L.2 and Corr.1), as orally amended;

Approved the report of the first regular session 2003 (DP/2003/9);

Agreed to the following schedule of future sessions of the Executive Board in 2003 and 2004:

Second regular session 2003: 8 to 12 September 2003
First regular session 2004: 26 to 30 January 2004
Annual session 2004: 14 to 25 June 2004 (Geneva)
Second regular session 2004: 20 to 24 September 2004

UNDP SEGMENT

Item 2
Annual report of the Administrator

Took note of the annual report of the Administrator for 2002 (DP/2003/11 including Add.1 and Add.2);

Adopted decision 2003/7 of 13 June 2003 on joint programming;

Adopted decision 2003/8 of 13 June 2003 on the assessment of the multi-year funding framework (MYFF) 2000-2003 and guidance in the preparation of the new MYFF 2004-2007;

Item 3
United Nations Capital Development Fund

Adopted decision 2003/9 of 13 June 2003 on the results-oriented annual report of the United Nations Capital Development Fund;

Item 4
Technical cooperation among developing countries

Adopted decision 2003/10 of 13 June 2003 on technical cooperation among developing countries;

Item 5
Funding commitments

Adopted decision 2003/11 of 13 June 2003 on the funding commitments to UNDP;

Item 6
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following country programme outlines and comments made thereon:

First country programme outline for Benin DP/CPO/BEN/1 and Corr.1
First country programme outline for Kenya DP/CPO/KEN/1 and Corr.1
First country programme outline for Niger DP/CPO/NER/1

First country programme outline for Pakistan DP/CPO/PAK/1
First country programme outline for Thailand DP/CPO/THA/1

First country programme outline for Croatia DP/CPO/CRO/1
First country programme outline for the Russian Federation DP/CPO/RUS/1

First country programme outline for Ecuador DP/CPO/ECU/1

Took note of the first one-year extensions of second country cooperation frameworks for Angola, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mauritius, Tajikistan, Uruguay and Zimbabwe (DP/2003/16);

Approved the two-year extension of the second country cooperation framework for Georgia (DP/2003/16);

Approved the one-year extension of the second global cooperation framework (DP/GCF/2/EXTENSION 1);

Item 7
Human Development Report

Took note of the report on strengthening consultations with the Member States on the Human Development Report, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 57/264 (DP/2003/17), with comments made thereon;

Item 8
United Nations Office for Project Services

Adopted decision 2003/12 of 13 June 2003 on the annual report of the Executive Director;

Took note of the report of the Executive Director, a.i. , on UNOPS year-end figures for 2002 and projected income, expenditure and level of the operational reserve for 2003 (DP/2003/18);

Took note of the independent review pertaining to the business model and related issues of the United Nations Office for Project Services - progress report (DP/2003/CRP.15);

UNDP/UNFPA SEGMENT

Item 9
Improvement of the working methods of the Executive Board

Held discussions on improving the working methods of the Executive Board, took note of the suggestions made thereon, and requested that the Bureau follow up on those suggestions and report back to the Board accordingly;

Item 10
Internal audit and oversight

Adopted decision 2003/14 of 19 June 2003 on internal audit and oversight for UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS;

Item 11
Field visits

Took note of the report on the joint field visit to Mozambique (DP/2003/CRP.10 and Add.1-DP/FPA/2003/CRP.1 and Add.1);

Adopted decision 2003/15 of 19 June 2003 on the joint field visits;

UNFPA SEGMENT

Item 12
Report of the Executive Director for 2002

Adopted decision 2003/16 of 19 June 2003 on the annual report of the Executive Director;

Adopted decision 2003/17 of 19 June 2003 on the assessment of the UNFPA multi-year funding framework (MYFF), 2000-2003, and guidance in the preparation of the next MYFF, 2004-2007;

Adopted decision 2003/18 of 19 June 2003 on joint programming, UNFPA;

Item 13
Delegation of UNFPA personnel authority

Adopted decision 2003/13 of 17 June 2003 on the delegation of UNFPA personnel authority;

Item 14
Funding commitments to UNFPA

Adopted decision 2003/19 of 19 June 2003 on funding commitments to UNFPA;

Item 15
Country programmes and related matters

Took note of the following country programme outlines and the comments made thereon:

Country programme outline for Benin DP/FPA/CPO/BEN/6
Country programme outline for Kenya DP/FPA/CPO/KEN/6
Country programme outline for Niger DP/FPA/CPO/NER/6
Country programme outline for Afghanistan DP/FPA/CPO/AFG/1
Country programme outline for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea DP/FPA/CPO/PRK/4
Country programme outline for Pakistan DP/FPA/CPO/PAK/7
Country programme outline for Cuba DP/FPA/CPO/CUB/6

Took note of the report on the implementation of the UNFPA special programme of assistance to Myanmar (DP/FPA/2003/9);

Item 16
Technical Advisory Programme

Took note of the report on a monitoring and evaluation system, 2003-2005, of the Technical Advisory Programme (DP/FPA/2003/7);

Item 17
Other matters

Adopted decision 2003/20 of 19 June 2003 on the Global Environment Facility;

Took note of the executive summary of the evaluation of the role of UNDP in the PRSP process (DP/2003/24);

Took note of the decisions of the High-level Committee on the Review of Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries adopted at its thirteenth session (DP/2003/CRP.16);

I. Joint meeting

Held a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA and United Nations Children's Fund, with the participation of World Food Programme, on simplification and harmonization; transition from relief to development; building on Monterrey; HIV/AIDS; and MDGs monitoring: case study Nepal.

Held a UNDP special event on UNDP Knowledge Services;

II. Informal consultations

Held informal consultations on the UNDP biennium budget strategy for 2004-2005;

Held informal consultations on the thematic trust funds;

Held an informal briefing on the UNFPA campaign to eradicate fistula in sub-Saharan Africa;

Held an informal briefing on partnerships for reproductive health commodity security.

19 June 2003